Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paleo 2.0 and Why you shouldn't snack.

J. Stanton latest blog, "Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just fat" is an excellent read. I learned why following CW bodybuilding nutrition never helped me gain muscle. After a few years of reading bodybuilding magazines I realized they were written for people who were taking steroids. I didn't realize that their recommendations were ruining my chances of getting big.
    Dr. Harris is redefining what Paleo means to him and he is asking for the community to get behind him with his idea. He has written the Paleo 2.0 Diet Manifesto. I think this is a great idea, for him to clearly define his thoughts as they have evolved over the last couple of years. I think Dr. Harris has really boiled down the most important aspects for the Paleo Diet.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More vegan bashing.

It really is hard to get enough vegan bashing. This weekend Julianne Taylor continued her rant on vegans. Paleo Pepper raised the question, "Is Vegetarianism an Eating Disorder"? . Today Richard Nikoley has posted a blog, "Stop the Madness: Vegans keep killing their kids".

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An interesting Site

I found an interesting site yesterday thanks to Manaloa over on MDA forum. There is a guy name Antonio Zamora that has a neat site called Scientific Psychic. Here is his description of his site: "The ability to think and communicate complex ideas are characteristics that distinguish humans from other life forms on our planet. Scientific Psychic® is a web site dedicated to the exploration of language and the human mind with the objective of encouraging critical thinking and a healthy life style." What caused my interest in his site? He has several calculators related to health. He has a BMI Calculator. There is a Calorie Restriction Calculator. He also has a Macro Nutrient Calculator.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Jimmy Moore's Week of Paleo Podcast.

I stumbled upon Jimmy Moore's Week of Paleo Podcast yesterday. I've only listened to the Art De Vany one so far. I really enjoyed the show. In most interviews with De Vany, it always seems the host cuts him off. Mr. Moore lets De Vany talk. He also asks him good questions about the Paleo lifestyle, not the usually stupid question most of the interviewers ask. I think this is the best interview of De Vany I have heard. I'll have to listen to it several times to glean all the information out of it. I'm looking forward to listening to the other people Moore interviews on the Paleo Week. The first episode of the Paleo Week starts with 42-year old Australian Paleo triathlete and athletic coach Mark Pomery.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Robb Wolf's I-5 interview

I downloaded and listened to Robb Wolf's I-5 interview today. I think it is a really good intro to Paleo. It also shows how close the Vegan Paleo and Meat Paleo are in that they both focus on fruits and veggies. Check it out. You might want to recommend it to a friend.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Naturally Engineered

I haven't added the Naturally Engineered Blog to my blog list. It will be on my blog page when I put it up. But David Csonka the author of Naturally Engineered has posted a couple of blogs the Primal people will want to read. He has a Paleo survey up, so you will want to take it. He also has a new concise guide to Paleo you will want to download and share.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


As a father who suffered through having a child with both ADHD and ODD I can appreciate Dr. Emily Deans latest blog on the subject. My wife and I tried all kinds of treatments for our sons, both naturally and conventional. I wished I would have know 30 years ago about the Primal Diet, things would have been different I think.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Healthy Gut and Aliens

I'm reading "Gut and Psychology Syndrome". Its an interesting book by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD about poor gut health and the many physical and psychological diseases associated with it. The book focuses mainly on the psychological diseases. The book offers a diet plan to restore gut health. Restoring the gut health will cure or reduce the symptoms of the diseases. Today Melissa McEwen has blogged about a paper on the Gut-brain-skin axis. The aliens are the bacteria that live in our guts. If we are healthy we have more bacteria in our guts than cells in our bodies.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Awesome Poo Flinging

Looks like Julianne Taylor stirred up the vegans with her post, "30 Bananas a day Durianrider, an analysis of his ‘paleo’ vegan diet". The blog is great but the comments are even better. Lots of folks from the Paleo community, Richard Nikoley, J. Stanton, and Emily Deans, made technical biology defenses for protein (meat) in the diet.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Melicious Added

Melicious at The Clothes Make The Girl is an active Primal blogger so I've added her site to my blog list. I'm trying to only add the most active sites that I follow to my blog list. I have about a 100 Primal blogs in my favorites and my plan is to make a separate page with all the blogs. One of these days I'll get a round to it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vote for Malpaz

Malpaz has entered the Faces of Fitness at Fitness Magazine. She has a blog called Zeroing in on Recovery. She also spends time on the MDA forum. If you can hop over and cast a vote for her.

Big Fat Lies

That Paleo Guy, Jamie Scott has a new post up. Its about how some of his clients lie to him about working out and what the eat. It also covers the importance of fat in the diet and some of the systems that might be affected if you are not eating enough fat. Eating paleo calls for a lot of fat. Are you getting all you need?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Paleo Pepper

Pepper is writing quite a few articles, so I added her to my blog list. Her site is called Paleo Pepper. Her last two post were on sex and food addiction. Something I know everyone is interested in reading more about.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday at the house

I've got a trailer hitch to put on today, so not much surfing and reading blogs for me. If you haven't discover the Modern Paleo blog yet you have been missing a good one. Diana Hsieh is the author of the site. On Fridays she does a review of the Paleo sites she follows, she calls it the Paleo Rodeo. She has a long list of sites this week, so check it out. I'm off to install the hitch.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Similar way of thinking.

This isn't necessarily Primal, though it might be. I do believe the author of the blog is following a Paleo diet. I like this blog and thought I'd share it. Have we become so Weak?

Sesame seed Crackers

Last night we made a green chile stew out of leftover roast. Shoot, I forgot to take a picture of it. Anyways, I made some Sesame Seed Crackers to go with it using this recipe.

Very tasty.

My Quick and Dirty Weightloss Formula

I started a thread over at MDA forum yesterday, thread. Some people on the forum are having trouble losing weight or their weight loss has stalled, so I put up a formula to help them. A number of people have added to the thread and this is what I've come up with so far:

Read "The Primal Blueprint" if you haven't already. Read Robb Wolf's "The Paleo Solution". (you can find both these books on my Amazon Store page) Follow a strict Primal/Paleo diet, it will look a lot like the "Whole 30" plan. Follow the exercise plans in the books.
Don't cheat! You will need to forget the idea of unweighted and unmeasured. You need to know where you are at and where you are going.

1. Eat only when you truly feel hungry, three times / day at most. Twice if you can get away with it. Don't snack ever.
2. Fill yourself up (not stuffed, just "full") withPB-approved foods, experiment with dairy & nuts elimination and VLC to find out if those are good approaches for you.
3. take a long brisk walk every chance you get but most especially in the morning. Sprint / Lift Heavy Things  when you can to work those hormones & preserve lean tissue.

1. Figure out your caloric needs = BMR + Activity level (calculator is here)
2. Figure your protein needs, 1 to 1.5 grams per pound of desired body weight. (like I want to weigh 175)
3. Eat 100 grams of carbs or less.
4. Fats will make up the rest of your calories.
5. Figure at what rate you want to lose weight (3,600 calorie = 1lbs of body weight) / (time frame, like 1 week) you can only cut carbs or fats, do not cut protein. Play with the ratio of carbs and fats until you find a point where you feel the best.

Losing weight on the Primal Diet should be effortless, but sometimes people have trouble and this is my solution. I may modify or added to this in the future.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

For supper

Last night we fix Meatza. We used the recipe from here. But if you Google Meatza you will find a lot of different recipes. It is great for leftovers too and the crust doesn't get soggy.

I could not have said it better.

Most of the blogs that I follow haven't posted anything this morning so I was looking at Evolutionary Psychiatry blog. I decided to look at some of the blogs on her list. I found a gem of a post over at That Paleo Guy. On February 17, 2011 Jamie Scott write a blog titled "I don't care what you eat". I thought he had been reading my mind. I couldn't have written the article any better about how I feel about peoples food choices. Ahem, brother and keep up the good work.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Outer Space, recipes, and poo flinging

When I'm not reading Primal/Paleo blogs, I'm hanging out on the forum at Mark's Daily Apple. Its a community of Primal thinkers.

blog updates for today:

Modern Paleo has a Russian Pickled Cabbage recipe. That looks interesting.

Mark Sission has a blog on the affects of space and how it compares to how we are all living outside our natural environment.

Free the Animal has some more great vegan poo flinging. How soy can screw up your sex life

Robb wolf welcomes visitors to his blog. Mr. Wolf and Art Devany were on Nightline last night giving a talk on Primal/Paleo lifestyle.

Dr. Harris posted a couple of articles today. One on Lipoproteins and another on Polyphenol Hormesis.

Well that should keep everyone busy tonight.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blogging Tuesday

Dr. Harris posted a couple blogs yesterday that I really liked. One was on Orthorexia and the other was titled, "William Munny eats his Vegetables". The first blog was an continuation of his eating rice crispies ordeal. The Munny article is about moderation.

Tuesdays are a big day for the paleo scene. On Tuesdays Robb Wolf's (Robb Wolf) podcast are posted as well as Sarah Fargoso's (Everyday Paleo) podcast. J. Stanton ( has promised to blog every Tuesday and he has a couple of treats today. Are Vegans eating soylent green? The link's to their blogs are on my blog list at the bottom of this page.

Mark Sission over at Mark's Daily Apple looks at protein today and how it affects the kidneys, or doesn't.

Sarah ( Everyday Paleo) has also put up a recipe for a fun-burger, it looks really yummy.